Newtown families disappointed by Sena...

Newtown families disappointed by Senate vote

There are 32 comments on the Athens Banner-Herald story from Apr 17, 2013, titled Newtown families disappointed by Senate vote. In it, Athens Banner-Herald reports that:

Emotionally drained and weary family members of the Newtown shooting victims, thrust into a new role as gun control lobbyists, said they're disappointed but undaunted by the U.S. Senate's rejection Wednesday of an amendment expanding background checks for gun purchases.

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Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#1 Apr 17, 2013
I wish them peace. The politicians owe them an apology for using their grief to move a political agenda.
EASY MONEY

Nonthaburi, Thailand

#2 Apr 17, 2013
They will never have peace unless they get off the media circus. Their 15 minutes was up 2 weeks ago!!

“My Commander-in-Chi ef!”

Since: Jun 07

Obama got Osama!

#3 Apr 18, 2013
The GOP will regret not passing this minor compromise come 2014… because Speaker Pelosi and Senator Reid will get a whole lot more than that when the Congress turns completely Democratic Party.

SIR LANCELOT

“I just hate stupid people”

Since: Apr 07

DEEP SOUTHERN ILLINOIS

#4 Apr 18, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
The GOP will regret not passing this minor compromise come 2014… because Speaker Pelosi and Senator Reid will get a whole lot more than that when the Congress turns completely Democratic Party.
LOL Your pathetic.
This is a win for America the free, communist gun grabbers lost.
Now if the day ever comes where the Congress is completely Democrat <chuckles>, i want you to be the first to come take my guns.
Son, it won't be like X-box Modern Warfare, where fake Marines like to play.

Run along now, mommy has a popsicle for you.
Really Now

Newport News, VA

#6 Apr 18, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
The GOP will regret not passing this minor compromise come 2014… because Speaker Pelosi and Senator Reid will get a whole lot more than that when the Congress turns completely Democratic Party.
.....American will not forget Democrat Bengazi cover up either. Hillary on the back burner they think we'll forget. Oblama's numbers continue to slip....4 mroe years....he the country isn't sunk.....they will be.
Really Now

Newport News, VA

#7 Apr 18, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
The GOP will regret not passing this minor compromise come 2014… because Speaker Pelosi and Senator Reid will get a whole lot more than that when the Congress turns completely Democratic Party.
Even the Dems are coming out not saying obamacare isaclusterfuck...hahahhahahahh a Americans told you so...but you forced it through. Its all yours Oblama
Robert

Lithia Springs, GA

#9 Apr 18, 2013
Obama should be ashamed of himself for parading these families around using them like lobbying posters.

On top of that the bill considered would have had no effect on the sandy hook incident since the shooter did not buy the gun in the first place.

The senators saw the gun control lobby and Obama for exactly what it was, they want nothing short of total gun confiscation in America. All these things are just little steps along the way.

First total background checks, then we need total registration to enforce the background checks, then if we collect all these guns we can reduce violence. That is fine for England where they have higher robbery rates and much higher rape crime rates but not for the US.
Milw TaXpayer

Racine, WI

#10 Apr 18, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
The GOP will regret not passing this minor compromise come 2014… because Speaker Pelosi and Senator Reid will get a whole lot more than that when the Congress turns completely Democratic Party.
BS Pat! Any attack on the freedom of US citizens needs to be defeated!
Thank goodness there are some reasonalble Democrats that see through the "crap" and vote to uphold the rights of the citizens.

Look closely as more & more of obumers party are startting to see Obama care start to fail even before it is fully incorporated. It is raising the cost beyond what people can pay. Let us hope it too fails. The people of the US are starting to see that the agenda of the left is a massive "Fail" and congress & the house are starting to hear the voice of the people.(which is as it should be!)
Boston Marathon Tragedy

New Brunswick, NJ

#11 Apr 18, 2013
ima hoosier

Fortville, IN

#12 Apr 18, 2013
i would like to see what monies have been spent by various lobbying groups who were not supportive of any background checks for potential gun owners. perhaps those senators who voted against the bill could explain to the parents etc who have been affected by gun violence why they voted the way that they did. my husband had to have a background search for a gun. so, congrats to those senators and others who support the criminals and the mentally ill re the right to bear arms in america. may those of you who support the gun violence be rejoicing. i feel that the newtown parents will not be joining in your fun.

“Open your eyes”

Since: Sep 09

Central Florida

#13 Apr 18, 2013
I have a question here. And this can go to both supporters of the law and those that do not support the law.

Just using a little common sense here.

Has anyone outside of the insiders in the Belt Way even read the law? Have they read the entire thing, every clause, etc...?

In particular I am asking Patty Cakes on this one. The biggest Obama and DNC troll that has ever lived. Did you even read the law? Do you know what is in it? Do you even understand it?

I will put money down.$100. No shit. Seriously. That only maybe (and this is being generous) 5-10% of the American populace outside of Washington knows what is in the law.

The people are only forming an opinion based on what they hear in the media. And the media has never lied to the public before in order to provide spin for their corporate owners. Never.

“Open your eyes”

Since: Sep 09

Central Florida

#14 Apr 18, 2013
Still waiting to see the footage of Adam Lanza entering the school. Hell, still waiting to see and footage of anyone entering or exiting the school.

Instead of that, all we get to see is a described "chaotic scene" but the people are standing around, Ambulances not even at the school, paramedics standing waiting in a staged area, nobody enter or exit the school, Police detectives casually walking around like nothing is going on, and the best of all Gene Rosen walking around the fire station talking to himself while he tells everyone in the media that he took 6 children and school bus driver into his house. Yeah, ok..........

But, we can watch people get blown up literally in Boston. We can see bombs going off, blood and guts everywhere, and people get blown apart.

But you cannot see Adam Lanza entering the school, nor, can you see a picture of a dead Osama Bin Laden. Just have to take their word for it.

Yeah..........

Since: Feb 07

Whitman,Ma

#15 Apr 18, 2013
The democrats did not want this to pass so they loaded it up with all the krap so it had no chance of passing as a workable bill. The Democrats made such as quick vote in NY and screwed up their bill so as to make it a mockery of legislative action which is normal for the democrats. All they need is to do for gun control is to enforce the thousands of laws on the the books.e have enough laws now without more Democrats adding more krappy laws.
really

Menard, TX

#16 Apr 18, 2013
“The way to stop violent crime is to stop violent criminals,” Senator Ted Cruz

but don't institute a universal background check to TRY to prevent violent criminals from purchasing firearms?

after all "God Made Man But Samuel Colt Made Them Equal"
Gravediggers

Boynton Beach, FL

#17 Apr 18, 2013
A tragedy in Newtown.

A chemical mess in the brain is the source of this problem.

The family, the laws regarding mental health are the culprits in too many of these situations.

Our nation needs to take a good look at the mentally ill in this nation.
Gravediggers

Boynton Beach, FL

#18 Apr 18, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
The GOP will regret not passing this minor compromise come 2014… because Speaker Pelosi and Senator Reid will get a whole lot more than that when the Congress turns completely Democratic Party.
and speaking of the mentally ill..........
really

Albuquerque, NM

#19 Apr 18, 2013
I would think they would be more dissapointed being trotted out by obama continously for political pawns. Those free AF1 rides must really be fun for them to allow themselves to be used time after time for the administrations fund raising and publicity tours.
Say the Truth

Ann Arbor, MI

#20 Apr 18, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
The GOP will regret not passing this minor compromise come 2014… because Speaker Pelosi and Senator Reid will get a whole lot more than that when the Congress turns completely Democratic Party.
STFU, you fraud!
Justin

United States

#21 Apr 18, 2013
"Newtown families disappointed by Senate vote"

Really? But this is a national debate, not a local debate.

For what it's worth, I can tell that there are many families here in Georgia who are pleased with the Senate vote.

I don't live in Peoria, Illinois, but I'm pretty sure there are some families there who did not approve of the bill as well.
Justin

United States

#22 Apr 18, 2013
The liberals already had plans to dance in the streets on Earth Day and sing Age Of Aquarius.

But apparently the Senate didn't get the memo that the Zeitgeist has changed.

Bummer.

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